EVIL UNITED – Honored By Fire (CD)
Wow, really, this is Jason McMaster’s (the one time singer of Dangerous Toys and Watchtower) band, Evil United? I am utterly speechless at McMaster’s vocals on “Honored By Fire” as they come across really dry, nothing that made his previous outfits so damn memorable, especially is awesome vocals on Dangerous Toys.
I understand that Evil United is more in the thrash metal vein of the mid-late eighties, but this is nothing refreshing as it was done really well 25 years ago by McMaster’s former bands mentioned above. The production is decent on here as all of the music and instruments can be heard clearly, without any background nuances. However, there is something missing from Evil United’s music, and it’s just bland for the most part, with the guitar rhythms rehashed song after song and their song arrangements lacking any sort of catchy choruses or any sort of interesting breaks.
Evil United failed to impress on the first listen as I could barely get passed the seventh track, which is called “Viking Funeral”, really?
Don’t waste your time on “Honored By Fire” as it is a total disappointment in terms of sheer delivery and power that made eighties and early nineties thrash metal music so revered. [MVD Audio] Sarjoo Devani